Perusing the website for the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) currently going on in Dublin, I noted reference to the Dublin Rose. As the Rose was testing electric cars with the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Irish Government, I suspected a title rather than a flower.
From this point my U.K. readers can probably move along.
The Rose of Tralee is an international festival celebrating Irish culture. All major cities with a significant Irish population can select a Rose. This year’s Dublin Rose is Arlene O’Neill, a Ph.D. Physics student at Trinity College Dublin. She works at the University’s Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices, and hopes to become the second science professional to become the Rose of Tralee during the competition in August.
In the meantime, she is helping promote ESOF, the Dublin City of Science Festival, and an associated electric car event, Fully Charged. In what spare time she has left, she’s a Corporal in the Reserves.
Good luck to her, and continued success.